Action for Children reaction to the news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen & former Patron

Thursday 08 September 2022

Statement from Sarika Patel, Chair of Trustees, Action for Children 

Action for Children is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

We are proud and privileged to have had The Queen as our Patron for almost 50 years from 1967 to 2016. She had long been a supporter of our charity and our children’s welfare before she took on the patronage of what was then known as, the National Children’s Home.

We are so grateful to Her Majesty for her enduring and dedicated support of our work with children, young people and families. In a centenary message to the charity in 1969, The Queen said: "The record of the Home over a hundred years of unremitting service to children is remarkable…and I send you my warmest good wishes for the continued success of your work”.

We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to our current patron, The Duchess of Cambridge.